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In-Person Services Resuming

As Ontario moves into “Step 1” on Friday, we are thankful that the original plans were changed earlier this week and churches can resume in-person services at 15% capacity right away. This means we have been busy preparing and are ready for you to come back to Woodside this Sunday! 9:00 AM for Life Communities 2,4,6,8,10 11:00 AM for Life Communities 1,3,5,7,9 Life Communities are not assigned to a specific location. We will fill the Worship Centre to capacity first and then direct people…

Renovations and Re-opening update

I hope this week’s early taste of summer weather has added a bit of joy and excitement in your homes like it has in ours. We are all truly looking ahead to the time when this pandemic will all be behind us. First, I want to share a verse that is on my heart today. “Let us run with patience the race that is set before us. Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith.” (Hebrews 12:1-2) Reflecting on this gives me…

Update – Renovations and Expanded In-Person Services

Renovation Project Work on our two new accessible barrier-free washrooms and refresh of the main foyer is well underway. Most of the electrical and plumbing work is completed and this week all the wallpaper (and glue!) was removed so we can put on a fresh coat of paint. Click here to watch a new walk-through of the project on YouTube We appreciate the small army of volunteers who have put in many hours already to help with this project. Thank…

Accessibile Washrooms Project – 2021

In 2020, Woodside applied for a grant from the federal government’s Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) to build two new accessible washrooms. We were very grateful to receive a grant of $83,000 this fall and our Building Design team has been working on the project plans ever since. We are happy to share that our building permit is approved and construction will begin next week. Gerry Martin has agreed to act as project manager and we are very thankful for his…

Update #13 – Celebrate Together

Theresa and Daniel share about some of the great things that are already happening through Life Communities beyond our Sunday gatherings. If you don’t know when or where your Life Community is meeting, find out at woodsidechurch.ca/lifecommunities If you have questions, please send them to communities@woodsidechurch.ca

Update #12 – What Will Church Look Like For Families

Heather explains what families can expect when they come back to church on Sundays. If you don’t know when or where your Life Community is meeting, find out at woodsidechurch.ca/lifecommunities If you have questions, please send them to communities@woodsidechurch.ca

Update #11 – Sunday Walkthrough

Our Facility Manager, Stephanie, walks us through what it will look like when Life Communities come back to church on Sundays starting October 4. If you don’t know when or where your Life Community is meeting, find out at woodsidechurch.ca/lifecommunities If you have questions, please send them to communities@woodsidechurch.ca

Update #10 – Sundays in October

Daniel and Theresa remind us that each Life Community will have an opportunity to be back in the building every other Sunday starting October 4. Each LC has a specific time and location. LC Hub Leaders will be sharing that date and time with everyone, or go to woodsidechurch.ca/lifecommunities If you have questions, please send them to communities@woodsidechurch.ca

Update #9 – Facility Update

A brief look at what’s happening behind the scenes. We are temporarily removing some of the pews in the Worship Centre to prepare for Life Communities meeting at Woodside starting October 4th. Learn more at woodsidechurch.ca/lifecommunities If you have questions, please send them to communities@woodsidechurch.ca

Update #8 – Weekly Live a Life Resource

Chantal shares about the new resource called “Live a Life” that will be available each week with questions and activities related to Sunday’s theme. It’s for kids, adults and families! Available each week at: woodsidechurch.ca/sunday If you have questions, please send them to communities@woodsidechurch.ca

Update #7 – Which Life Community Are You In?

Today (Sept 3) is when everyone will learn which Life Community they are in. Theresa shares how this is an exciting day but also one that might be difficult for some of us. If you have questions, please send them to communities@woodsidechurch.ca

Update #6 Life Communities & September

Jeremy shares about how September will look different than our normal ministry kickoff season with the launch of Life Communities happening very soon. If you have questions, please send them to communities@woodsidechurch.ca

Update #5 – Life Communities & Kids

We love kids at Woodside! Theresa asks Heather how kids will fit into our plans for Life Communities. If you have questions, please send them to communities@woodsidechurch.ca

Update #4 – Life Communities Coming Soon

We now have 10 Life Communities, each with its own Leadership Hub of leaders. Each Hub is getting to know each other and soon we will share the following with you: Which Life Community You Will Be Part Of Who Your Leadership Hub Will Be That email will be sent out to everyone by September 3. Watch Theresa’s video for more details. If you have questions, please send them to communities@woodsidechurch.ca

July 13, 2020

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July 10, 2020

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July 9, 2020

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July 8, 2020

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July 7, 2020

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July 6, 2020

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July 3, 2020

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July 1, 2020

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June 29, 2020

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June 26, 2020

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June 24, 2020

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